Hi all and welcome to FOXY FOLKSY!!!
We are Bebs and Armin and we are the people behind Foxy Folksy.
Bebs: I was once a career woman, who worked for hours and hours (and sometimes on weekends and holidays too)… and that was the way I liked it…until I met the man who made me change my mind. I am passionate about is baking and cooking. Being a full-time housewife during my first years in Germany, enabled me to pursue this passion of mine. The only downfall of this is that my ever-supportive husband gets to carry the burden (literally) from being my food taster and critic. He is also my best customer :-).
Armin: I grew up nearby Lake of Constance (Bodensee), near the border of Austria, Switzerland, and France.
For more than 30 years, I worked as plant security in a big company. The hardest part was, of course, the shift work. But I am now glad, that this is a thing of the past. It's content creation, food photography, recipe videos, social media management now, and we love it!
And this is our baby, Sietema, who is, of course, our boss and the diva of the house. You might see her from time to time, photobombing some of our food photos.
Why "Foxy Folksy"?
We get this question a lot, maybe because it does not make sense to a lot of people who do not know the history of this blog. So where did the name "Foxy Folksy" came from? When we started, it was a lifestyle blog on DIYs, our travels, and the food we cook. The aim was to share how to spend smart with small home projects or improvements but still look stylish and budget-friendly recipes that are presentable and can be restaurant-worthy. So foxy= clever, crafty, and stylish....folksy=simple, friendly, and unpretentious.
These days we really just focus on food recipes as that is what our readers are mostly into. But we still have the same aim, to have them easy, simple and budget-friendly but look and taste good!